The list of things we need to finish up in order to be ready for camp on December 11th is a littler longer than I had hoped, but I still think we’ll be ready. We are so grateful for the $8150 that came in to help toward our $15,000 goal. Pray we can raise the remaining $6850 before camp. This last amount will help cover the beds, mattresses, electrical, plumbing, and kitchen needs. Our 75 mattresses arrived on Thanksgiving Day and we are in the process of building the triple bunk beds now. I really appreciate the help missionaries Jeremy and Kevin Hall have given in helping get the beds put together. We would be in real trouble right now if it wasn’t for them:)
There has been a lot of talk about camp, especially with the purchase of the property for Camp Rhino and our first camp starting in December. We are excited about the camp and how it will aid our ministries, but please don’t forget the focus of everything we do is pointed toward training leaders for church planting and church growth. Our first semester of Bible college begins at the first part of the year. We are excited about things getting started up on the campus of Camp Rhino to see more young people trained for the ministry.
There are 5 churches we work with in Port Elizabeth, but we need so much more to impact the more than 1 million souls here. Pray for lives to be changed by the Gospel and dedicated to the work of God. Pray for more laborers.
To sign off, here’s just a random picture I wanted to share of a few of my kids singing at a special meeting.
Our first camp in December isn’t far away. Our builders are working over time to get things ready. Things look pretty chaotic but I’m told all “major” construction will be finished in two weeks:) We are really coming down to the wire. All the walls are up in the buildings we need for this year. 3 cement floors still have to be laid, along with basic electrical and plumbing. I know it sounds like a lot, and it is, but you would be amazed how quickly things are being accomplished.
Last week an extra $2500 was committed toward sponsoring 50 campers along with $6000 being committed toward the construction. Praise the Lord!
We are still praying for another $9000 so we can finish with all the “essentials” we need for camp. When I say “essentials” I’m talking about the seating, lights, plumbing, paint, mattresses, beds, and basic kitchen/cooking needs like sinks, deep freezers, pot, pans, and refrigerator.
Thank all of you for your prayers and sacrificial giving. God has really blessed, and we are blown away and excited with all that’s been done.
The construction at Camp Rhino is coming along nicely. A lot has been accomplished in the last few weeks. Please pray as we need around $15,000 to finish off the essentials to be ready for camp on December 10th. It looks like we may have around 80 kids signed up. I was planning to keep it around 60 since it is our first camp, but interest has grown and it’s going to be hard to turn kids around. Our plan for 60 beds may not work:)
Please pray for the needed funds and pray for the kids and volunteers. I believe we’re going to have a great first camp. Thank you all who have made this possible.